[san-tuh muh-ree-uh; for 1, 2 also Spanish sahn-tah mah-ree-ah; for 3 also Portuguese sahn-tuh mah-ree-ah]
- (italics) the flagship used by Columbus when he made his first voyage of discovery to America in 1492.
- an active volcano in W Guatemala. 12,300 feet (3750 meters).
- a city in S Brazil.
- a city in W California.
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The greater part of the cargo of the Santa-Maria was to be left behind with them, for their year's provision.
The Gallega was destined to carry the admiral, who changed her name to the Santa-Maria.
- the Santa Maria the flagship of Columbus on his first voyage to America (1492)
- (Portuguese ˈsəntə maˈria) a city in S Brazil, in Rio Grande do Sul state. Pop: 252 000 (2005 est)
- (Spanish ˈsanta maˈria) an active volcano in SW Guatemala. Height: 3768 m (12 362 ft)
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